West Pennard railway station

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West Pennard
Location
Place West Pennard
Area Mendip
Grid reference ST568395
Operations
Pre-grouping Somerset Central Railway
Post-grouping SR and LMS
Western Region of British Railways
Platforms 2
History
3 February 1862 Opened
7 March 1966 Closed
Disused railway stations in the United Kingdom
Closed railway stations in Britain
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West Pennard railway station was a station on the Highbridge branch of the Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway. Opened on 3 February 1862, it was reduced to halt status on 25 June 1962. Originally the S&DJR main line, the railway was reduced to branch status when the extension to Bath was built. A passing point on the single line, the station was adjacent to a level crossing on the A361 road from Shepton Mallet to Glastonbury. The station closed with the railway on 7 March 1966.[1]

The Site Today[edit]

The station building has not changed much since closure and is owned by a transport company and used as a house.[2]

Preceding station Disused railways Following station
Pylle
Line and station closed
  Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway
LSWR and Midland Railways
  Glastonbury and Street
Line and station closed

Reading[edit]

  • R.V.J.Butt, (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Patrick Stephens Ltd.  ISBN 1-85260-508-1

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Coordinates: 51°09′14″N 2°37′14″W / 51.1538°N 2.6206°W / 51.1538; -2.6206